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New Sheffield cycling hub is unveiled

Pictured at the launch of the new Sheffield Train Station Cycle Hub from left are Philip Darnton, Chair of the Cycle Rail Working Group, David Horne, MD of East Midlands Trains and Baroness Susan Kramer

Pictured at the launch of the new Sheffield Train Station Cycle Hub from left are Philip Darnton, Chair of the Cycle Rail Working Group, David Horne, MD of East Midlands Trains and Baroness Susan Kramer

  • by Ellen Beardmore Tour de France reporter
 

A flagship cycling hub that provides space for 400 bikes has been unveiled at Sheffield railway station.

A flagship cycling hub that provides space for 400 bikes has been unveiled at Sheffield railway station today.

The £850,000 Sheffield Cycle Hub, which also includes changing rooms and repair facilities, was unveiled by transport minister Baroness Kramer on the eve of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

She also announced that £15m of Government funding would be used to improve cycling facilities at train stations across the country to cut pollution and ease congestion.

Baroness Kramer said: “Used together, bike and rail can help cut carbon and congestion, delivering environmental and economic benefits.

“Sheffield’s cycle hub is a great example of this principle in action, and I hope it provides an example for others to follow.”

Sheffield politicians have welcomed the news.

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield said: “The number of cyclists is increasing in Sheffield and I have no doubt that the hub will be well used. This is a great way to kick off a fantastic weekend of cycling.”

Coun Ian Auckland added: “This will help commuters and day trippers get from door to door in a healthy and green way.”

 

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